David Longstreth on his Marriage Records releases.

Thanksgiving, Now It's All Over Like the Birds (2004)
Beautiful early poetry from Portland's own wunderkind.

Spencer Kingman, Spenking (2003)
Incredible songwriting about Iraq, Utah and affairs of the heart from the reclusive Las Vegas master.

White Rainbow, White Rainbow Box (2003)
A mega-statement of five CDs and a DVD, and a full-spectrum of sound and feeling.

Lucky Dragons, Dream Island Laughing Language (2008)
Not since Blood Sugar Sex Magik have four nouns been so essentially employed in an album title.

Tune-Yards, Bird-Brains (2009)
What a voice, what a great collection of songs!


Dirty Projectors play Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28-29, at the Aladdin Theater.